A collection of classic Chinese recipes that will satisfy your craving on cold days. They’re warming, soothing, comforting, and easy to prepare.
As the days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping, I’m making a new plan for my family meals since we crave hearty food with a warming and healing nature. I guess you’re doing the same. That’s why I’ve curated a list of classic Chinese recipes that my family enjoys eating during cold seasons.
Scroll down to discover the top 15 recipes, most of which are all-in-one meals, and leave a comment to let me know which one you plan to make, or have already tried, and any questions you may have.
As hearty and comforting as it can be, Chinese beef stew is easily prepared but intensely flavored. It can be made in bulk and enjoyed whenever you crave a warming and substantial meal.
One of the most iconic Chinese dishes, hot and sour soup is popular on all occasions but especially loved during autumn and winter. Learn how to make it the authentic way!
Loved for its clean taste and soothing nature, Chinese chicken noodle soup echoes the concept of “Less is more”. This recipe is based on the traditional method but with a quick and easy approach.
One of the most popular winter meals in China, hot pot makes a wonderful dinner for family/friend gatherings. In my how-to guide, you’ll find tips on all aspects of preparing this iconic meal at home.
5. Wonton Soup
Tasty, juicy filling wrapped with slippery wrappers and served in an umami broth, this easy wonton soup makes a wonderful all-in-one meal on chilly days.
As healing as it can be, this tofu and vegetable soup allows each natural ingredient to shine. It also boasts an extra umami taste that will leave you craving more!
Tender chunks of beef served over a bowl of slippery noodles and accompanied by crunchy leafy greens, this spicy beef noodle soup also offers a flavor-packed broth that warms your body instantly.
Tomato & egg noodle soup is a popular everyday dish in China. It tastes particularly nice on cold days when you crave something hearty, warming , and nutritious.
Considered one of the most soothing dishes of Chinese cuisine, congee (rice porridge) is a daily source of comfort for many. This easy chicken & mushroom congee introduces a quick method to cook it in just 15 minutes.
10. Egg Drop Soup
A simple dish using common ingredients, classic egg drop soup only takes a few minutes to cook. It can be enjoyed as a comforting meal at breakfast, lunch, or as a warming addition to a multi-dish dinner.
Silky, succulent beef and crispy vegetables served in a well-spiced broth, Sichuan boiled beef can warm you up in seconds! Apart from the spiciness, it also offers layers of aroma and flavors.
A comforting dish with natural umami taste, meatball & winter melon soup warms your body in a very tasty way. The addition of mung bean vermicelli makes it a substantial meal on its own.